Tag Archives: disabled

Back to the Beginning: The Decision (posted Apr. 21, 2010)


I received a letter from Social Security the same day I sent the escrow papers for my house sale, the ironic timing of both did not escape me. I received approval for Disability, and started crying in the Post Office. … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: One Step Closer to the Edge (posted July 14, 2009)


Today I took a deep breath and called my oldest brother to see if he wanted anything from the house before I start selling the family heirlooms. He asked why I was needing to sell them and I said I … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Asleep in the Light (posted July 2, 2009)


[This is happening to me and I have a voice.  How many hundreds of thousands (millions?) of people do I speak for who had/have no voice?  I am literally haunted by this song, at times, I wish I weren’t.  The … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Catch-22 and Why I Need a Miracle (posted June 26, 2009)


Of the few replies I’ve received to my “Rock the Quo” letter, the most promising came this week. Granted, at this phase in my life it’s difficult to have hope, but still… The letter was from the local Salvation Army, … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Father’s Day and Dysfunctional Families (posted June 21, 2009)


I wonder if there were classifications for dysfunctional families just where we would fit in, mild, moderate, severe? I visited my Dad in the rehab facility he’s at since his fall. He’s not the type of person who likes to … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: I Asked For Help – Locally (posted June 15, 2009)


In between migraines, I did finally get my letter out to churches in my own city in hopes we could start a fundraiser or something before it’s too late. Honestly, in retrospect, I’ve been asking for help for a long … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Update (posted May 19, 2009)


I’ve been resting a lot trying to get to the better side of life with Brain Injury, but haven’t quite arrived there yet! Half a day – whether it be work, house work, yard work, or even leisure (what is … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: A Question (posted Apr. 6, 2009)


Quickly posted this on Twitter: If you could write anyone or organization to help a disabled friend from losing their home, who would you write to? I’ll be back on later to catch up with everyone – thank you for … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Christmas 2008 (posted Dec. 29, 2008)


This Christmas was probably one of the most difficult I recall. Being housebound due to the snow, I did not have any sort of special Christmas dinner, the first in my life. It was rather strange, a change I had … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: On Blogging in General (posted Oct. 5, 2008)


One of the things bothering me lately as I Stumble Upon many blogs is I sense everyone is fighting for the spotlight, writing to be the latest guru, the most popular blog on the block. That stirring, that feeling is … Continue reading

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